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Under 2s playrooms

Our Under 2s playrooms include the Busy Bees and the Orange Cubs.
Our Under 2s playrooms include the Busy Bees and the Orange Cubs. Busy Bees can cater for up to 11 children between the ages of 3-15 months and the Orange Cubs can cater for up to 12 children between the ages of 15 months-2 years.
  1. Ratio is three children to one member of staff.
  2. Sensory approach to play, learning and development.
  3. Sleep room with view panels and baby monitor installed (all sleeping children are checked every 10 minutes).
  4. Separate nappy and toilet area.
  5. Separate kitchen area to prepare bottles, meals and snacks.
  6. Individual care plans followed.
  7. Low level tables and chairs to create a social time during meals and snacks.
  8. Individual planning for their interests, age and stage.
  9. Shared garden area (under 2s only).
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2-3 Years playrooms

Our 2-3 years playrooms include the Red Squirrels and the Yellow Chicks both rooms cater for up to 12 children per room.

Our 2-3 years playrooms include the Red Squirrels and the Yellow Chicks both rooms cater for up to 12 children per room.

  1. Ratio 4 children to 1 member of staff.
  2. Separate toilet and nappy changing area. We also work closely with parents/carers when their child is showing signs of potty training.
  3. Kitchen area to prepare meals and snacks.
  4. Toys accessible for individual selection by children.
  5. Interactive routines and registration times.
  6. Individual planning for their interests, age and stage.
  7. Two and a half year progress checks carried out with you and your child's key person.
  8. Shared garden area (for ages 2-3 only).
  9. Access to natural materials and treasure baskets.
  10. Planned adult-led activities and child initiated activities are recorded.
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2 ½ - 3 ½ years & 3-5 years playrooms

our 3-5 years playrooms include the Green Grasshoppers who cater for up to 14 children and the Blue Butterflies who cater for up to 16

Our 3-5 years playrooms include the Green Grasshoppers who cater for up to 14 children and the Blue Butterflies who cater for up to 6.

  1. Ratio four children to one member of staff for children aged 2 ½ to 3 years, eight children to one member of staff for children aged 3 to 3 ½ years.
  2. Toilet and nappy changing area - children in these play rooms are encouraged to use the facilities by themselves whilst staff monitor their actions.
  3. Kitchen area to prepare meals and snacks.
  4. Children are encouraged to independently select their own toys and equipment but also tidy away again when finished.
  5. Structured routines and registration times to prepare children for 'big school'.
  6. Adult-led activities and child initiated activities are recorded.
  7. Individual planning for their interests, age and stage of development.
  8. Shared garden areas (for ages 3-5 only).
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Little Stars Day Nursery Childrens Play Rooms

Under 2s

Our Under 2s playrooms include the Busy Bees and the Orange Cubs. Busy Bees can cater for up to 11 children between the ages of 3-15 months and the Orange Cubs can cater for up to 12 children between the ages of 15 months-2 years.
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2-3 Years

Our 2-3 years playrooms include the Red Squirrels and the Yellow Chicks both rooms cater for up to 12 children per room.

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2 ½ - 3 ½ years & 3-5 years

Our 3-5 years playrooms include the Green Grasshoppers who cater for up to 14 children and the Blue Butterflies who cater for up to 16.
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Learning & Development

  1. Each child has a key person who is responsible for planning future activities and learning opportunities for your child.
  2. We take our lead from the children and plan for their individual interests.
  3. We also ask for information from you as parents/carers with regards to what your child enjoys doing at home. This enables us to develop your child's interests within the nursery environment.
  4. Each child has their own learning journey which contains reports, observations, photo sheets, examples of work and home link sheets which parents/carers complete. You can ask to see these and look through them at anytime; however, your child's key person will go through this with you at our Parents' Evening that we have twice per year.
  5. We use visual evidence in the form of photos to display around the nursery and support children's' work, which will also be entered in the child's learning journey.

Parents' Evenings

We hold regular Parents' Evenings throughout the year. This gives you time to discuss your child's learning and development with their Key Person as well as look through their Learning Journey. If there is nothing you wish to discuss feel free to still come along to the evening to take time to explore the nursery and the rooms at your own leisure.

Two Year Progress Checks

Our staff carry out Two Year Progress Checks in accordance with Government guidelines. These are carried out when your child turns two years and eight months, we carry these out with you and discuss your child's development. You will receive a copy and the original will be placed in their learning journey.